Body of elderly man found on Coney Island boardwalk

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CONEY ISLAND (PIX11) -- The body of an elderly man was found on the boardwalk in Coney Island early Monday morning, according to police.

The 77 year old was found face up, unconscious and unresponsive around 7:15 a.m. near the Stillwell Avenue section of the boardwalk behind a bench.

Family of the man told PIX11 News that he went out with friends Sunday night and never returned home. He also suffered pre-existing health conditions.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

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